|Digital Tipping Point: Ian Lynch, UK open source education visionary 01 - Christian Einfeldt|
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This segment featuers Ian Lynch, one of the main moving forces behind free open source software and open standards in the UK. Ian has been influential in bringing free open source software to the UK schools, and his INGOTs program for teaching computer use is revolutionizing the use of computers in the classroom around the world...
Keywords: Ian Lynch; Lynch, Ian; United Kingdom; England; INGOTs; DIY and freedom; culture of DIY with open source; schools and open source; children and open source; culture of dependency with proprietary software; Birmingham, UK; Townworth, UK; DIY Becoming More Commonplace; learning to learn; peer review; meritocracy; Christensen, Clayton; Clayton Christensen; game consoles
|Digital Tipping Point: Novell Chairman Jack Messman 04 - Christian Einfeldt|
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. In this continuation segment, Novell Chairman Jack Messman calls open source a "powerful force" that is changing the software industry. One thing I didn't know is that, according to Jack, most software is written inside businesses for internal use. He says that more and more of the companies will need to turn to the open source community to cope with the costs of writing the code, debugging t...
Keywords: Jack Messman; Messman, Jack; Novell's history; open source as powerful force; business models for open source, in-house code production; business models for open source, licensing fees; business models for open source, support fees; open source as a disruptive technology; meritocracy; peer review; ease of use; value add is packaging